verb (used with object), op·posed, op·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), op·posed, op·pos·ing.
- opportunity cost,
- opportunity shop,
- opposable thumb,
- opposed-piston engine,
- opposer muscle of little finger
Origin of oppose
Examples from the Web for oppose
So far, just four members, including Gohmert and Yoho, have announced they will oppose Boehner on Tuesday.
But his words felt forced and were belied his 2004 vote to oppose marking Martin Luther King Jr.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But if religious beliefs are fueling climate denial, then religious approaches are necessary to oppose it.
They will also oppose any attempts to hunt grizzlies in their recognized ancestral homelands.
Yet in the last several years China and Russia have joined together to oppose America and the rest of the international community.
She started back when she beheld Robin, and again thought that some evil genius had determined to oppose her wherever she went.The History of Margaret Catchpole|Richard Cobbold
If they were revolutionists, preaching violence and practising it, it would be an easy matter to oppose them.The Kingdom of God is Within You, What is Art|Lyof N. Tolstoi
Manly, himself, did not oppose her departure; he felt it was best she should go.Love After Marriage; and Other Stories of the Heart|Caroline Lee Hentz
On hearing these words, I abstained from upbraiding her, and said, Do what seemeth fit to thee; for I will not oppose thee.The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I.|Anonymous
Mother Earth will endeavor to attract and appeal to all those who oppose encroachment on public and individual life.
Word Origin for oppose
late 14c., from Old French oposer "oppose, resist, rival; contradict, state opposing point of view" (12c.), from poser "to place, lay down" (see pose (v.1)), blended with Latin opponere "oppose, object to, set against" (see opponent). Related: Opposed; opposing.